Cooperative Extension Service
College of Agriculture
Albany County Office
3520 S. 3rd Street, Suite A
Laramie, WY 82070 FootNotes
Phone (307) 721-2571
Fax (307) 742-4228 September 2009
or email@example.com Volume 16, Issue 11
Friday, October 2nd
5 pm (MST)
For both judging and completion
Late books will NOT be accepted!!!
Need a record book? You can pick one up at the extension office or
Please remember books are due to the Extension Office not your club leader
You must turn in a record book to complete your 4-H year!
Parents, past or present leaders, 4-H alumni and other community members who have a knowledge of
the 4-H program are wanted to help judge record books. A judge’s training will be held prior to the
judging...watch for further information on the training as well as the judging date(s).
REMINDER: Each club is responsible for providing one or more adults to help with record
book judging. If the club doesn’t provide at least one adult, written comments may not be provided by
judges for those club members.
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Albany County 4-H Council Minutes - July 7, 2009
The 4-H Council meeting was called to order by President Laura Niswender. The American pledge was led by Kaylee
Decker and the 4-H pledge by Austin Decker.
Roll call was taken and the following clubs were represented:
Centennial Valley - 1 Corduroy Queens & Kings – 2 Crafty Critters – 1 Harmony Hustlers – 1
High Plains - 4 Little Horse Power –1 Rocky Mountain Rebels -1 Yellow Jackets - 1 Other - 4
A quorum was not present. A motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules. Motion passed.
Minutes from the May meeting were approved.
Treasurer’s Report: The following balances were reported on: Checking $2405.32; Savings $8193.75.
Correspondence: The Little Horse Power 4-H Club and the Laramie Rivers Conservation District will host a tree
planting ceremony in memory of Olin Sims on July 9th from 3-4:30 pm at the county fairgrounds.
Gun show concessions July 17-19 - if anyone is interested in helping, contact Lisa Gandy.
Ashley Gross reported on Showcase Showdown. Sixteen Albany County 4-H members participated in the following
events: Jr. Horse Judging Team, Senior Horse Judging individual, presentation contest, entrepreneur contest, Jr
Vegetable Judging Team and Sr Vegetable Judging individuals.
Family night at county fair: Council will spend $100 on 4-H knick knacks for the booth during family night. Margo will
work the booth from 6-8 pm and Kathy Davis from 4-5 pm. If anyone else is interested in helping, please contact Mary
4-H Camp report: Garrett Ross, Albany County 4-H intern, reported approximately 82 kids attended 4-H camp this
year. Kids participated in science based workshops, planted 400 trees, etc. Overall, camp was a huge success.
State Leader’s Retreat - Laura Niswender attended the two day retreat in May. The retreat was attended by
approximately 15 4-H Council presidents from around the state. Presentations were on personality, parli-pro, etc. Laura
would like to thank council for paying for her to attend this retreat.
√ Freda Dixon made a motion to give $10/day to Albany County 4-H members who attend and participate in a 4-H event
at State Fair. Margo Schott seconded the motion. Motion passed.
√ The following officer terms are ending in October: Secretary, Treasurer and Historian. A nominating committee was
appointed by council members and consists of Dixie Mathisen and Daisy Wright. A motion was made, seconded and
passed to have Dixie and Daisy find another member and to have names of nominees at the September meeting.
√ There was discussion about the council’s constitution and bylaws. Freda made a motion to follow the bylaws to form a
nominating committee and a policy/bylaw committee to review the constitution and bylaws (for the 2010 annual
meeting) at the October meeting. Motion was seconded and passed.
√ There was discussion on how to improve the council meeting attendance. Margo Schott volunteered to call every club
leader to remind them about the September meeting. A suggestion was made to highlight a project area at each meeting
or have a club do a program each month. Little Horse Power has volunteered to do the September program.
♣Awards: Might still need money for fair and achievement night awards. Margo moved for council to donate $100, but
no more than $500, if the committee needs money. Motion was seconded and passed.
♣Junior Leaders: New Hampshire Exchange trip is in progress. They will be having a BBQ at fair on Monday and a
dance Friday night.
♣Recruiting: Needs members Council committee budgets are due to the
Extension Office by September 15th
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♣Record Book: Record books are due October 2nd. The plan is to judge them October 3rd. Each club needs to
provide at least one adult from the club to help judge books otherwise comments for that club’s members may not be
♣Publicity: Needs members
♣Fund Raising: Gun show concessions July 17-19. Dixie Mathisen will also take the knives to the Farmers Market.
22 youth and 3 adults are visiting from New Hampshire 4-H
Tri-fold club display boards are available at the office for the club showcase at county fair
Club fair baskets need to arrive by 8 pm On July 27th. Fair baskets are not required, but encouraged.
Is a club or two willing to decorate the extension office’s bulletin boards (Rocky Mtn Rebels will do September and
Corduroy Queens and Kings will do October).
Fair entries are due by 5 pm on July 10th
Committee budgets are due to the office by 5 pm on September 15th
The next council meeting will be Tuesday, September 1 at 6:30 pm. Little Horse Power will do a program.
Submitted by Kaci Smith, acting secretary
More info will be provided in the October edition of FootNotes
2010 4-H year starts .................................................................................................................October 1
Ag Appreciation Dinner .........................................................................................................October 23
Make It With Wool Contest ..................................................................................................... October ?
2009 Club Bank statements, treasurer’s book, bylaws, etc due ...........................................November 1
Achievement Night ..............................................................................................................November 6
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State Fair Results
4-H Contest Results
County Fair Sweepstake Winners
Home Arts........................ Alexandra Dockter Animal Science ................... Victoria Fletcher
Engineering .............................. Justin Forney Crafts .................................... Corey Henschel
Natural Resources ................... David Decker Comm Involvement ... Ariana Ruskey Moffett
Sports & Outdoor ............ Ashlee Morehouse Recreation ....... Hunter Pruett & Colby Hales
Visual Arts ............................ Madeleine Seitz
County Fair Indoor Exhibit Entry Contest
(Based on # of indoor entries/kid/club)
1st place winning $100……….Critter Creek Ranglers
2nd place winning $75……….Corduroy Queens & Kings
3rd place winning $50……….High Plains
County Shoot Shotgun Results
Previously, the shotgun results were listed incorrectly
1st JW Dalles --------------------------------- 36 1st William Wood ---------------------------- 34
1st Johordan Theis -------------------------- 36 2nd Dylan Schilt ------------------------------ 32
2nd Adam Gardner --------------------------- 29 3rd Sarah Dalles ------------------------------ 31
3rd Forrest Zwieg ---------------------------- 26 4th Cutter DeHart --------------------------- 30
4th Reid DeHart ------------------------------ 25 4th Mariah Hall ------------------------------ 30
5th Glenn Gardner --------------------------- 20 5th Dillon Moody ---------------------------- 29
Archery Omission...Levi Schilt...Archery Class C Jr...Score of 305
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REMINDER: Please send thank yous to the donor(s) of your awards
2009 ALBANY COUNTY FAIR & ACHIEVEMENT NIGHT DONORS
ACPE Credit Union Dave & Ronda Whitman Kay Harris Rocky Mountain Pistols 4-H
Acre Co (Kerry Greaser) Deryl & Susan Woirhay Keith & Mary Kay Wardlaw Rocky Mountain Rebels 4-H
Albany Co 4-H Jr. Leaders Dick & Diane Trotter Kett’s Auto Electric Roger & Julie Lorenzi
Albany Co Fair Board Dick & Margo Schott Kim & Capri Helgeson Ron & Ruth Blake
Albany Co 4-H Council Dixie Mathisen Kim & Cynthia Kellogg Ross & Cheryl Hilman
Albany Co Cow-Belles Don & June Hanson Kiwanis Club Roy & Nancy Kern
Albany Co Stockgrowers Don Dunlavy Family Laramie GM Auto Center Roy Vavra Memorial
Alpine Animal Hospital Dunmire Ranch Laramie Lanes Inc Ruth Shepherd
Amber Mathisen Eagle’s Club Laramie Plains Lions Club S Bar T Trucking
American Sewing Guild Elk Ridge Builders Laramie Screen Printing Sandy Dalles
Annie & Ted Gallegos Erin Stoesz Laramie Spinal Care Scott & Kathy Davis
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aux (Jeremy Jones)
Family Care Clinic (Jill Leinen) Seidenberg Law Office
Aspen Banner Engineering Fraternal Order of Eagles Laramie Trap Club Shawn & Tracy Fletcher
Bernie’s Mexican Restaurant Freda Dixon Laramie Valley Rabbit Shirley Lilley
Beta Sigma Phi Chapter Fremont Electric Breeders Assoc
Sims Livestock Co
Beth & Brad Clingman Frontier Cycles Larry Munn
Bill & Sharleen Castle Gary & Ami Egge Larry Powles
Steve & Brenda Marshall
Bill & Vicki Haley Gary Moss & Brenda Alexander Lincoln Printing Steve & Peggy Rieke
Bill Hepworth Gem City 4-Leaf Clovers 4-H Lisa & Terry Gandy Sunrise Rotary Club
Boardwalk Gem City Bone & Joint Lisa’s Grooming
Brett & Judy Moline Gem City Veterinary Service Little Horse Power 4-H The Feed Store
C&A Pet & Livestock Supply Gene & Sandy McCarty Lonesome Fox Corp
The Tack Room
Castle Land & Cattle Co Glenn & Sharry Moniz Maia & Dustin Anderson
Centennial Valley 4-H Gloria Clay Mark & Marti Pantier
Todd & Irene Johnson
Century 21 Real Estate Center Groathouse Construction Mark & Tary Stayton
Tom & Phyllis Ranz
Chili’s Harmony Farm Bureau Martindale’s Western Store
Tom & Karen Bienz
Chris & Jeanne Thobro Harmony Home & Comm Club Melody & Todd Hixon Tri Spar Lumber
Chris & Laurie Floy Harmony Hustlers 4-H Myron & Monica Hales
Tripp Livestock Hauling
Clure Brothers Furniture Hartman Distributing Niswender Family Memorial
Coffey Engineering & Surveying High Plains 4-H Norma Thompson
UW Alb Co Extension Office
Corduroy Queens & Kings 4-H Holland Cleaners O’Dell Enterprises
UniWyo Credit Union
Cowgirl Yarn Ike & Lola May Griffith Mem Pat & Rita Parker
Perry or Gloria Clay Rev Trust
Coykendall Memorial James & Lesley Wangberg VFW Post 2221
Crafty Critters 4-H Jeff & Debbie Gardner Pizza Hut
Wade’s Manor & Mobile
Craig & Heather Nottage Jenkins Creek Ranch Quality IV Home Park
Critter Creek Ranglers 4-H Jerry & Jackie Yeend Quilt Essentials West Laramie Homemakers
Curves For Women Jerry & Irene Devin Randy & Lorrie Lewis Wild Brumbies 4-H
D&G Maintenance Jerry & Tammy Heggie Richard & Debbie Heggie Windy Wyoming MSBA
Dale & Lynn Hiatt Jim Noel Insurance Services Rick & Katrina Cox Wyo Tech
Dale & Mary Louise Wood John & Cris Shafer Rob & Susan DeBree Wyo Game Warden Assoc
Dallas Talbott John & Loree Wetstein Robert & Phyllis Hohnholz Wyoming State Bank
Dan & JoAnn Rule John Buxton Robert & Suzanne Roe Yellow Jackets 4-H
Dancing Caddis Karen & Tom Bienz Rocky & Diane Brewer
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We apologize for any donors that may not be mentioned on the 2009 Albany County Fair &
Achievement Night Donor list.
Your continued support for Albany County youth is very important, and we are very grateful
for all of your contributions!
Albany County 4-H Awards Committee
A special thank you to the clubs that generously donated fair baskets this year
From the Junior Livestock Sale Committee
Below is a listing of the businesses/individuals who purchased ads for the
Albany County Fair Junior Livestock Sale:
A&R Metal Double Mule Shoe Ranch John Reynolds Quality Framing
ACPE Doug Hixon Family John Wetstein Quarter Circle Mill Iron
Advanced Automotive Dry Creek Construction June Allen Rancher’s Supply
Alan Reed Duane Toro Real Estate June Hanson Randy & Lorrie Lewis
Albertsons Dunmire Ranch Kalcon Electric Ray Duncan
Alpine Animal Hospital Edward Jones KB Energy RC Image Advertising
Animal Health Center Elk Ridge Builders & Design Keith & Holly Herring Rhino Linings
Arcon Construction Ellenbecker Oil Ketts Electric RO Ranch
Big Pete’s Welding Emerson Angus Kiewit Western Co Rock River Operating CPS
Bill Waneka Express Pharmacy Laramie All Pet Clinic S BAR T Trucking
Bloedorn Lumber Farmer’s Insurance Laramie Auto Parts Sears
Brenda Alexander Fat Boy Tire Laramie Ford
Brian Tripp Livestock Feed Store Laramie GM Auto Center
Butcher Block First Interstate Bank Laramie Laser Wash
Snowy Range Vet Clinic
C&A Pet & Livestock Supply Flying Y Cattle Co Laramie Pediatrics
C&B Sand and Gravel Summit Trucking
Fremont Electric Laramie Physicians for
Carbon Power & Light The Feed Store
Frontier Cycles Women
Chris Saunders Torrington Livestock
Gary Butts Laramie Spinal Care
Christa Branch True Value
Gary Moss Larry Romsa
CK Chuckwagon Groathouse Construction Ty Cattle Co
Combo Hamaker Excavation Library Sports Grill UniWyo FCU
Cowgirl Yarn Heggie Logging Linda Payne Valentine Real Estate
DanCo Hilton Garden Inn Lonesome Fox Corp Warren Livestock
David & Peny Strain Holland Cleaners Mandy’s Shaved Ice Watson Well Service
David Pratt Huckfeldt Trucking Martindale’s Wester Wetstein & Assoc
David Whitman JD & Beth Romsa NeedMore Salsa Western United Realty
Delta Construction Jim Thomplan Northridge Discount Liquor Wyoming State Bank
Dooley Oil Jonathan & Becky Despain On Track Technicians WyoTech
Dooley Transport John McPherson Pizza Hut
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Design a cover for the 2010 Albany County 4-H Member Calendar
No stipulations other than the design must be 4-H/Albany County 4-H related
An electronic file (pdf, word, publisher, etc.) is recommended, but not required
This contest is open to all Albany County 4-H Members
Submit your design to the office by November 2, 2009
Can a Contest Change the World?
We think it can. My Life 24-7 Contests are a great way to incorporate ethics, decision making, and
character into your existing curriculum. We are looking for students who are talented young artists,
writers, and filmmakers to reflect our “Good For You” Movement through dynamic, insightful, and
inspirational creative interpretations.
My Life 24-7 Design Contest closes November 2, 2009
My Life 24-7 Writing Contest closes February 1, 2009
My Life 24-7 Video Contest closes March 1, 2009
Youth from around the globe will vote for their favorite submissions. My Life 24-7 will publish all
winning entries and present the winners from each category with our prestigious My Life 24-7 Award in
Design, Writing, and Filmmaking.
My Life 24-7 is a youth-led, staff supported, website focused on character development, service, and
leadership. Our “Good For You” Movement empowers youth to take ownership of their actions by
helping them understand that choices guided by good sense and good values are actually good for you.
For more info visit: http://mylife24-7.org/contests/
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Congratulations to all participants
who attended county and state fair.
Practices will resume in October
Practices will start in October and will be held on
F abric & Fashion
Butterick & McCall patterns for 95¢
Do you need a pattern for your next sewing project?
Visit www.sewcoolinschool.com and call the extension office, 721.2571, to get the login
info! Periodic orders will be made by the office.
The following need to be picked up from the Extension Office immediately:
County & state fair indoor exhibits
Premium & award checks
Beef halters from the livestock sale
Lost and found from fair
County & state fair exhibits as well as lost and found will be disposed of or
given away after September 11th unless prior arrangements
have been made.
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“The lives of children and young people are increasingly shaped by what happens in other parts of the
world. Education for Global Citizenship gives them the knowledge, understanding, skills and values that
they need if they are to participate fully in ensuring their own and others’ well being and to make a
positive contribution both locally and globally” Oxfam’s Education for Global Citizenship
Citizenship symbols. It also involves accepting the
Citizenship requires dong our responsibilities of good citizenship, such as
share for our community, our keeping informed about local and national
country and our world. Being a issues, voting, volunteering and serving the
good citizen means caring about country in times of war.
Kupa (derived from the Hawaiian
the good of society and
As an adult, here are some things you can do… for “citizen”) is the BEAR who
participating actively to make
• Take a child with you when you vote. Talk considers herself a citizen of the
things better. world. A philosopher and poet, she
to him about the candidates, the offices
Patriotism believes that we are all part of
they want to hold and their positions on key
Patriotism is an important part the same family and must do our
of good citizenship. Patriotism is share to help each other.
• Participate in community-building activities,
love of and loyalty to our
such as cleaning up parks and assisting with
country. It involves honoring the
community activities For Character Counts
democratic ideals on which the
• Discuss citizenship with a child and find Activities please visit
country is based and expecting
examples of what good citizens have done www.4h.uwyo.edu
elected officials to do the same,
for their communities. Global Citizenship
respecting and obeying its laws
and honoring its flag and other Taken from the U.S. Department of Education, Each of us is a citizen in
many different ways….we
Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen
are a citizen of our town,
our county, our state, and
Citizenship in 4-H groups of 5 to 8 people. Make sure to have a mix our nation. We are also a
of ages in every group. Ask each group to come citizen of our world. The
4-H Club Activity up with 5 ways they could show good citizenship same characteristics and
Good citizens make our world a in their 4-H club/program, 5 ways they could actions that define being a
better place for everyone. Good show good citizenship in their school/workplace responsible citizen of our
citizens think about other people local community are the
and 5 ways they could show good citizenship in
and try to do what is best for same as being a global
their community/world. citizen.
everyone. Good citizens are good
Ask each group to report back to the club and • Do your share to make
neighbors and friends.
share their ideas. After every group has the world better
Before you do this activity, hang reported back, ask each individual to write one • Stay informed and
a large sheet of paper on the wall citizenship action they will commit to doing on involved in global issues
for people to write on. Have the paper and sign their name to it. Don’t forget • Learn about other
plenty of water soluble markers cultures
to check back occasionally and see how people are
available. • Practice respectful ways
doing in fulfilling their commitment.
of communicating our
Divide your club’s members, Adapted from University of Illinois Extension cultural differences and
leaders and parents into small 4-H Youth Development traditions
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Our condolences go out to the Margo Schott family.
Margo passed away on August 25th. Margo was an
active leader in the Albany County 4-H program for
35 years and was a former State 4-H Council officer.
She was always quick to volunteer and enjoyed
advising the 4-H youth of Albany County.
Condolences may be sent to Mr. Dick Schott & Family,
1251 N. 21st St., Apt. E35, Laramie, WY 82072-5312.
Katelyn Barber Logan Despain Ian Hamilton Grace Kirk Nevada Spiegelberg
Reilley Baty Aurora Gallegos Forest Harnden Jacie Newkirk Taysha VanPatten
Claire Buhr Payton Giehm Jonah Henry Claribel Oiler Thorstein Wilhelm
Sarah Dalles Brianna Given Celina Hewlett Codey Parsons And your very
Wes Dalles Brandy Goodman Jedidiah Hewlett Brooklyn Pratt Mary Louise
Reid DeHart Taylor Haley Landon Hoffer Camaron Roberts September 24th
Classified ads must apply to 4-H projects or to 4-H members or leaders.
• Gently used English saddle for sale. Can be seen at
Ads may be modified by Extension Staff to fit in the ad space available. the Tack Room.
All ads must be submitted to the Extension Office no later than the 3rd
Friday of every month. Albany County 4-H t-shirts with the new logo
for sale… $12 each at the Extension Office.
Ads will remain posted for 2 months or until the office is notified by the
seller that the product is no longer available.
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October FootNotes is due by
September 18th Upcoming Deadlines/Events
September 30 ..........End of 2009 4-H Year
October 1 ................Start of 2010 4-H Year
October 2 ................Record Books due for completion and judging
Mary Louise Wood, 4-H/Youth Extension Educator October 4-10 ...........National 4-H Week
October 7 ................4-H National Youth Science Day
October 10 ..............Day With 4-H
November 6 ............Achievement Night
Kaci Smith, Albany County Extension Secretary
September 2009 New or changed dates are underlined and bolded...
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Final day to
Critter Creek OFFICE Little Horse Pwr pickup leftover RM Rebels
Harmony Hustlers CLOSED county & state
WY Game & Fish Hunting Expo - Casper
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Rock Creek October
Rocky Mtn Pistols FootNotes
Windy Valley Info Due
Shooting Sports Award Trip - Raton, NM
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Corduroy Q&K Jr. Leaders
Trip - Raton, NM
27 28 29 30
End of 2009
Cooperative Extension Service
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RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
Record Books are due October 2nd for Photos Wanted...The fair office
judging & completion! is looking for good digital
REMINDER...Each club is responsible for providing one or photos from county fair. If you
more adults to help with record book judging. If the club
doesn’t provide at least two adults, written comments may not have some, please call the fair
be provided by judges for those club members. office at 742.3224.
If you are a 4-H parent or volunteer
and active in the military or National
The office will be closed Guard, please let our office know.
Monday, September 7th firstname.lastname@example.org or 721.2571
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